Lawmakers question proposed budget cuts, layoffs at NIST
Also: an update on the institute's forthcoming Privacy Framework.
Internet of Things cybersecurity bill is back with bipartisan support
The goal is to ensure that all government agencies are operating under the same set of security guidelines when they buy IoT devices, which have a wide range of civilian and military uses.
DISA wants to standardize metrics for commercial cloud contracts across government
Working with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, DISA issued a request for information asking for industry feedback on the types of metrics federal agencies should include in commercial cloud SLAs.
NIST’s Ron Ross argues for sharing threat intelligence
Today's growing infrastructure means that adversaries have an "unlimited opportunity to do damage," Ross says, recommending agencies do more to share threat intelligence.
OSTP forms new subcommittee to focus on quantum technology
Officials said the new panel's goal will be to create a national agenda on quantum information science, address U.S. economic and national security implications from the technology and coordinate federal policy.
OPM gives agencies August deadline to report cybersecurity jobs needs
Officials are calling for Chief Human Capital Officer Act agencies to submit a preliminary report on cyber workforce needs by the end of August.